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at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreement. workers say the latest contract fight in l.a. is about more than money. >> we have got big companies that are outsourcing good jobs and hurting families, and i think people are fed up with it. >> well, it's too soon to say
port complex. workers are expected to return to work this morning. clerks at the ports of los angeles and long beach, california had been on strike for eight days. the deal was reached hours after federal mediators entered the talk. the port handles a billion dollars worth of cargo a day. >> the flu season has gotten off to an early jump. and in one county in tennessee, closing classes for the rest of the week. this year's strain of the virus is more severe. >> reporter: if you haven't had your flu shot yet, now is the time. health officials say this is the earliest start of the flu season in nearly a decade. centers for disease control says alabama, louisiana, mississippi, tennessee and texas are all reporting higher than normal cases. >> we usually see flu begin to have an uptick in about four to six weeks from now. so seeing it this early could will predict not only a longer but a more severe flu season. >> federal health officials say the most common strain this year tends to make people sicker than usual but they are encouraged because this year's vaccine seems to protect against
at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks surprisingly good. a little facelift work maybe. >>> traffic and weather coming up. well talk -- [ inaudible ] >>> live doppler light to moderate rain from concord to bay point through 24 to oakland across the bay bridge to san francisco and the bigger batch just now impacting the coast this is going to hit the heart of th
agreement has been reached with striking employees at the port of oakland. we'll have details on the new contract. forces in the country worked with the afghan military in the rescue operation. it 's not clear whether the doctor was harmed by his captors. but we do know that the doctor will be able to rejoin his family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a house near the afghan border. his wife was killed, his daughter was wounded in the attack. officials say the al qaida leader became second in command in june after another senior leader was strike. >> egypt's liberal opposition group is calling for more protests today. this comes after president mohamed morsy rescinded a decree that gave him near absolute power. however, morsy is going a constitution adopted by his islamist allies. so now, the 'national salvation front' is calling for a demonstration against that referendum. venezuelan >> president hugo chavez will return to cuba today after announcing that h
. >> today is day five of a strike that's shut down seven of eight terminals at the port of los angeles and three at the port of long beach. long shore men walked off the job to support a clerical worker strike and that's caused nine ships to be diverted to other ports including oakland. 40% of the imports pass through the ports in los angeles and long beach. >>> at the port of oakland a possible freement has been reached there. members of is the diu local 1021 are set to vote next week. this a week after a worker strike and more than a year after members voted down the last contract. the union is made up of support staff. >> a state board has released a plan to restore the delta to provide a more reliable water supply. the council issued the final draft of its plan yesterday. it includes recommendations like reducing water suppliers dependance on the delta and expanding habitats. the delta currently provides drinking water to two thirds of the state and provides irrigation to five million acres of crops movement japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help p
appropriately. >>> for the first time in nine days the ports of los angeles and long beach will be open for business again. just hours after los angeles mayor escorted federal mediators into talks. the two sides reached a deal. mediators say the two sides were close to reaching a deal on their own. dock workers refused to cross picket lines and that shut down the countries largest port complex. >>> the on again, off again pro program to provide free muni passes is on again. muni decided $1.6 million of grant money to fund a pilot program. it will run through june of 2014. the rest of the state grant money $5 million will go towards bus and light rail improvements. >>> 4:35 now. a little bit of light rain out there. let's go to tara. >> just want to give a shoutout to folks in the re owe vista area -- rio vista area. it will be out of service until noon today. let's head outside. both headlights there moving nicely as you drive toward the mccarthur maze. brian is right it's a little wet but it's not too bad. at the bay bridge toll plaza we do have an earlier accident here. couple cars we
say the port wants to move their jobs overseas, and the port says that is not true. the strike could cost the ports billions in business. it's not clear if the ships headed to oakland will unload there. >> the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier has been taken out of active service. thousands of people said goodbye to the uss enterprise which was deactivated in virginia today. it's seen action in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis. the military will remove its nuclear fuel and then scrap it for parts. >> ahead, making the holidays special for those in need. an effort kicks off to provide toys to some 3,000 bay area children this holiday season. >> and taking a live look at live doppler 7hd, tracking the third storm to hit the bay area this week. meteorologist leighkx ñ >> ama: nancy pelosi has been recognized for her work the fight against aids. she was honored during a world aids day ceremony this afternoon in golden gate park. she was recognized for he volunteer work and for helping create the memorial. the group also awarded a scholarship to a woman wh
settlement between port of oakland and union as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers on their eighth day of a strike. poverty workers in oakland set to vote on the proposed deal tomorrow. details not being released. the port and union workers have been bargaining for 16 months. >>> former commander of a contra costa narcotics task force is expected to plead guilty to drug charges. he will admit to five federal counts, conspiracy to sell marijuana and meth, theft, robbery and civil rights violations. he was caught in a federal sting operation in february of last year with the guilty plea he faces minimum of 10 years. >>> san francisco's supervisors are set to take a final vote this afternoon to amend the building code to reduce square footage requirement for residental units the microapartments would be 220 square feet, the measure initially passed after supervisor weiner it would be for new construction only. he also agreed to captain initial round of building permits at 375 microapartments. rents are expected to go for
of firing shots outside of a shopping mall in new port. he is now connected to several other shootings in southern california. investigators say 42-year-old marcos fired 54 shots into the air outside of a fashion island mall in new port on saturday. no one was hit. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two that happened near disney land and another one outside of a same new port law. he's still in jail being held without bail. >>> one east bay city is considering a plan to ban the use of surveillance drones. the berkeley city council talked about the no drone zone proposal. alameda county sheriffs office is considering buying and using the four pound machine for short missions. and the drone would only be used over berkeley if authorities in berkeley asked them to use it. supporters of the no drone zone say the use of that drone violates their civil rights. >>> right now 5:49. we were talking about starting at 4:30 this morning. that big crash. way up north. sal has an update. >> that is right pam and dave. the freeway was open just after 5:00. and it was
. the of the driver was transported to johnriuir hot medical center with a broken arm wrist and conc>> the port of oakland is kremlin to change its spending policies and plans to launch a search for new executive after a scandal over spending in it with the retirement of its top two executives. >> the shake-up comes at a crucial time for the poor as it begins and expansion of facing an uncertain global economy. >> support to new directors put in new spending policies in place and moving forward on a project to expand rail capacity to the port. >> and a 35 a. rail yard is expected to bow to the ports import business by making it easier for imports move cargo from the port to interior parts of the country. >> santa rosa police are investigating the death of an oral elderly woman was found floating upon a condo complex data christmas party. >> kron fours up alicai reid spoke to the president made the course of discovery. >>-test to the residents >> we called 911 instead of trying to get the body out. >> the wois woman did not want to show their faces on camera. to people realized that was their ne
's largest port complex will return to work today after a 9 day strike. negotiators reached agreement to end the strike last night. the details have not been released yet. but it needs to be ratified by union members. the union was frustrated about shipping employers outsourcing jobs and the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents for they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out more than a week ago and thousands of longshoreman refused to cross the picket line. >>> contra costa county board of supervisors are delaying a vote on whether to shut down four fire stations including ones in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire off
and long beach are open once again, striking clerical workers reached a tentative agreement with the port's 14 shipping lines ending an eight day walkout that cost an estimated one billion in trade per day. the ports of long beach and l.a. handle a full 44% of the nation's container ship traffic. >>> a bay area man who became a jazz legend. dave brubeck was born in concord and went on to world acclaim with his style. how brubeckchanged jazz. ♪ ♪ >> take five the signature piece of the brubeck quartet. best selling jazz single of all time. it made him a pop star. >> he connected with the people and band mates. he is a delightful person. it came out in his music. >> the jazz festival is in the 30th season. he wag is was here for the opening of the 1994 season and growing up in concord. >> courtney band used to rehearse in our house. i heard that band from the time i was five or six years oe89d. >> he played piano in stockton. after a stint in the service he went to mills in service. >> the g.i. bill. >> where he formed his first group. this music was almost too sophisticated. so he tour
. >>> new rules and changes at the top after a strip club spending scandal involving port of oakland. officials relegalled -- revealed yesterday kwan has agreed to retire accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. officials say the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper expenditures and now have new rules. >>> sonoma county and concord debating issues today involving growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider proposal to limit patients to having six plants and eight ounces of dry pot per year the same as the state law currently sonoma allows 30 plans and three pounds of dry pot in concord hearing to decide whether patients should continue to be allowed to grow outdoors or move towards banning it city wide. >>> contra costa county board is set to vote today on proposed closure of four fire stations, martinez, walnut creek, we have lafayette and clayton. cuts come -- after voters rejected parcel tax for fire services on the november ballot, no firefighters will lose their jobs because the dis
.com/weather. >>> it is 6:07 now. work will resume at the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators finally reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released. and it still needs to be ratified by the union. workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of the 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> want to get cargo moved throughout this supply chain and the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than two weeks ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross that picket line. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old at risk girl is expected to make his first court appearance today. 36-year-old gary atkinson faces multiple charges including kidnapping and rape. the victim is a 16-year-old girl with autism who functions as a 7-year-old. >>
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
. >>> and all hell broke out. the shift began to lift, had great big holes on port side. >> he was there on the day that lives in infamy. a local pearl harbor survivor gives his account of what happened on the day the japanese attacked. >>> plus, a rare salmon siting in the east bay. they haven't been seen there in 50 years. what's bringing the fish back to that area. ,, ,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] marked the 71-st anniversarf >>> a moment of silence then followed by afullyover. pearl harbor survivors and their families mark the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack. about 30 survivors, many using walkers anagens attended the commemoration in hawaii. the attack killed 2,400 people and launched the u.s. into world war ii. a sailor found himself on battleship west virginia december 7th, 1941. he vat down with c
"" expenditures by port of oakland workers in 2011. that's according to a pair of audits released yesterday that looked at what employees purchased with public dollars. the release of the audit has forced maritime director james kwon to step down. an internal audit of 2011 expenses were already underway in october when news broke about the port's executive director, omar benjamin and kwon spent nearly 45-hundred dollars at a houston strip club. >> two men shot are expected to survive. it happened in the 2300 block of mandarin way after 10:00. there were transported to a local hospital with not life- threatening injuries. the investigation is still ongoing. >> an update on the fiscal cliff the federal reserve is expected and on buying plan that would soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that would go into effect in january if congress cannot reach a deal. the white house and republicans are not selling any outward signs of yielding. house speaker john bennett says he is waiting for the president to identify the spending cuts he is willing to make-that senator johntoday, autho
the port of oakland but you can't because of the light rain. best radar returns are still around from the east bay dumbarton bridge down to the santa cruz mountains. but we still have light rain everywhere when you get these strato form rains and they tend to be low to the ground. 84 going from about union city all the way back to close to the sunol grade. that is where we're seeing wet weather. heading down and just to the south of dumbarton, heading to 237 back to milpitas, getting better chances of rain there. also around page mill road. as we look at the big picture and put it into motion, more radar returns up to the north. that is the cold front. so steady rain this morning. cold front moves through this afternoon with a stray shower. temperatures very mild out ahead of the cold front. we're in the warm corridor and that is why we're getting light duration rain. low to mid-50s and monterey bay around 57. rain in the morning and few scattered showers in the afternoon hours. this is going to usher in some cold air once again. it will be frosty tonight but more so wednesday morning
at a major california port. >>> a man riding his bike is shot to death in berkeley. we'll tell you what police are saying about a possible motive in this case when the ktvu morning news continues. 57 >>> good morning, to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. middle of the week. it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. time now is 5:30. steve is talking about not quite a big storm. we have definitely seen rain out there. >> this is last of the four coming through. it's doing its job which is giving us rain but nothing like we had on sunday morning or anything on friday night or saturday. but still rain out there. you see the whole system enhancing a little bit off the marin coast, san francisco we had reports of rain picking up there. see around i know kentfield is up to a quarter inch of rain. and right there. move into the city marin head land and also toward sunset district. we'll talk more about this coming up shortly. here is tara. >>> you can take a look here at highway 24. we do have an accident to report here we
haskell street. employees say they couldn't tell how fast the driver was going. >> the ports of los angeles and long beach are open again this afternoon. >> workers reached an agreement with the 14 shipping cost estimated billion dollars per day. the clerk as agreed on a pack. >> the targ yoit moved throughout the supply chain. give everybody those presents. they're looking for it in the stores. >> the ports of long beach and los angeles handle a full 44% of the ship traffic. it should take about two weeks for tofrg get back to normal. >> california election results will not be official until a week from friday. registrars have until last night to finish counting ballots. many were mailed in. some arriving at the last minute. the process takes a weekend and one southern california assembly race wasn't decided until just three days ago. >> remarkable. a crowd beginning to gather in just over an hour. the christmas tree lighting will be on west steps of the state capitol this, year's tree, 50 foot white fir from the redding area. it's the first capitol christmas tree from a state fore
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
. >>> weather is the only thing keeping the late steve jobs' yacht from leaving port in a.m. dam. until now it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
. a deal has been struck to end an eight-day strike in the port system, the largest in the nation. the port of los angeles and long beach, california. the strike was costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day because it prevented shippers from delivering cargo to stores and other businesses. 40% of all goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. important news and good news. everyone's been waiting for the housing market to take off since the collapse in 2008. now, we're learning that home prices jumped 6.3% in october, compared to the same time last year. that's the biggest year-to-year gain since 2006. now, prices rose in 45 states, led by a 21% jump in arizona and a
.m.. the open in september next year. >> port of oakland boys voted to ratify for your contract agreement. it was reached after a 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. >> this is video from that strike. the tentative agreement includes a host of living raise over the next two years. >> there will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hostile project in san francisco anytime soon. the board as the providers have postponed a vote until next year. the proposal to build a 555 bed hospital on van ness ave have hit a roadblock when a hospital cannot commit to keeping st. luke's hospital open. the vote for the hospital project is scheduled for tomorrow, but negotiations had been scheduled of this week. >> surveillance pictures of two women police say are using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there were last seen on the east life dealt cvs stores and the chevronfrontage road. >> northbound caltran tracks in san francisco have reopened after a car that was sitting on the tr
at the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released and it still needs to be ratified by union members. union workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than a week ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross the picket lines. >>> it is 5:08. contra costa county's board of supervisors have delayed a vote on whether to shut down four of their fire stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn
. starting in 2016. the financial terms of the deal have not been released. the nation's largest port complex loss angeles and long beach is back in business today. striking clerical workers reached a tentative agreement. the eight day strike prevented shippers from delivering goods with slips stacked up off shore. it was estimated that the strike cost the local economy a billion dollars a day. >> as we take a break. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! butter. what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for li
are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge and they must also pass is a new exam. >>> survivors of the attack on pearl harbor will be honored today in alameda. today is the 71st anniversary of the tragedy that helped usher the united states into world war ii. it will include the arrival of veterans in world war ii for. it will shine from dusk until
and it includes a cost of living pay raise for 2013 and 2014 and a $3,500 signing bonus. the port commissioner still has to approve the new contract. >>> police will are whapping for drivers for having a suspended lice since. if found, they will be arrested and could have -- license. if found they they could be arrested and could have their car impounded. >>> we are seeing more of the key spots as you might imagine on this monday. let's look at what we have on interstate 880, and it's windy as steve mentioned. i agree, just by looking, there are no major problems as you dry -- drive through and traffic is backed up beyond the 880 over crossing getting into the area. we have a trash at 280 and 87 and watch for the lane to be blocked northbound 280 as you come up on 87. it is not causing a huge traffic jam but it just might. >> we have patchy fog out to the valley and maybe off in santa rosa, and the county airport. definitely a northeast breeze coming off the higher elevations, mission peek and fremont. it will be the place to be downtown oakland, that northeast wind will help some but for othe
in shape. >>> welcome back. port of oakland towards san francisco around at&t 80 to daly city, colma, moderate shower now. castro valley moderate shower also sliding down across the dumbarton bridge towards redwood city woodside towards los altos, palo alto and going to make night mountain view and into san jose. a few more scattered showers to the authority, sliding to the southeast. today we are going to have waves of light to moderate showers temperatures in the low to mid 50s. >>> lots of rain in the bay area lots of snow in the sierra, chain requirements live shot of tate, truckee scales, snow on the -- road piled up on the side of the road great for skiers not good for drivers now if you are headed there patience and flexible schedule is key as well as chains and/or four wheel drive. closer to home, mass transit delays, caltrain southbound train delay due to mechanical problems, ace 1 delay into san jose with mechanical problems bart is on time. accident north 680 at mckey. >>> 6:11. san francisco city officials could soon pay workers to take care of themselveses away to save o
than 14,000 longshoremen are threatening to go on strike at 15 major ports on sunday. the labor dispute is based on an expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the fourth involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of good at the goods and every year, about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic. the walkout could cost the economy billions of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a
at the ports of long beach and los angeles. workers returned to work about 35 minutes ago ending an eight- day strike. here's new video from southern california. the port's clerical workers went on strike and dock workers refused to cross picket lines. the issue claimed that clerical workers could be outsourced and their jobs would go overseas. but they are denying that. the union reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on in the next couple of days. it's expected to pass. >>> 7:39. a lot of rain this morning. grab an umbrella and drive careful. tara, you are seeing a lot of flooded roads. >> that's right. we have a lot of, you know, one to tree feet of water -- to three feet of water. paul avenue southbound, we've had an issthere. 580 westbound at the lakeport avenue. right now we're going to take a live look at the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll camera is down. you can see all of these folks here trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a lot of backup on the east shore freeway. you can see definitely slow going and these are rain- slicked roads. up next, let's ta
/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the university system. >>> police in south san francisco are cracking down on repeat dui offenders. police will be watching for drivers with several dui convictions who are still on the road despite having a suspended license. police say those drivers often do not have insurance and are more likely to receive the seen of an accident. officers say -- leave the scene of an accident. officers say those repeat offenders risk being arrested and having their car impounded. >>> bay area drivers may think that christmas has come e
million, 260 ft. long yacht, made under official debut in late october. it is currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck hired a debt collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9 million your rogue commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the business will be released. >> it is kind of ugly. >> on to bay area weather. we will have more on the holiday forecast. >> we are taking a look at christmas eve conditions. here is a look at the james lick freeway. as we take a look as storm tracker 4 the storm is not really that much to concern ourselves with right now. is just light rain. we do not have any real grain to contend with at this time. there is mid 30's out the door for santa rosa. it is 36 degrees and napa and upper 40's for san francisco. we will have more on future cast 4. we will continue to see passing showers as we head into the course of the day. >> here is a look at your christmas forecast. rain will appro
the strike that crippled two of the nation's largest ports. >>> new expansion plans just
to fail to realize now dangerous it still was. >>> dispute over the price of crab keeping boats in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are paying $1.80. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> 5:57. it is raiders day on abc 7 fans are already pumped up. >>> watery mess in san francisco causing problems for commuters right now. why the driver who hit this hydrant is in jail this morning. >>> he did having news in east bay deputies found a body alongside i-680. we are live at the scene. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> just but 6:00 on this thursday good morning thanks for waking up early and joining us
hour. >>> a dispute over crab prices is keeping fishermen in port but that is not stopping outsiders from cashing in. ktvu's mike mibach is live with what they want. mike? >> reporter: half moon bay, right here in san francisco, ken, 125 boats are tied up tonight, all the captains fighting for a price that was set last month and there is the story of the one rolling his eyes at them i got to worry about myself and i am going fishing. >> the boats are in, the empty pots are stacked. they are on strike. >> we are losing money. we are paying money on the slip. we have deck hands. >> reporter: they agreed to $3 a pound but some say with demand dropping so should the price. at least a quarter. he says demand may be down but so too is supply. >> we are trying to get the same thing we started the season for. we don't want to go back to work for less crabs for less money. >> reporter: he says this here does not make sense. going against the strike. he was in such ah they watched him unload fresh bay area crab he just caught. >> we just thought we would sit here and watch him because it is u
a note from christine smith in lake ported, a tweet from her, it's cloudy but no rain. temperatures in the 40s in inland valleys. low 50s and how rain is going in two spurts and chaps of sprinkles this morning. chance of a scattered shower and better chance on sunday. >> a little busier at bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights. you can see the fastrak are a whizzing on by. first reports of a stall 680 at south myz blocking the off-ramp in the oakland area. a look at your drive out of antioch is slowing as you make your way towards hillcrest. just about 20 minute drive. >>> new this morning, the senate is turning its attention to a $60 billion disaster aid package for super storm sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday but republicans are looking at a smaller package to cover immediate needs. they are waiting for more detailed evidence for damage on additional spending. new york city teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges and other damaged infrastructure. >> if you are an early riser to get the work out, it may be best in the af
airbases and develop a port there as well to facilitate the u.s. effort in the vietnam war and know so many american soldiers went to bangkok and spent a lot of time there. in terms of direct support and more peripheral support, thailand was a close ally and an important part of the war effort. >> to that country of soldiers in vietnam? >> absolutely. i said i concentrate on the book. thailand send 37,000 soldiers to fight in south vietnam. they also sent smaller naval units and air units. this still definitely combat units outsiders the province working with united states, the south vietnamese and other allies, filipinos and south koreans. >> what about casualties? >> 500 plus casualties -- i should say 500 died in south vietnam while fighting what we call it the viacom in the south. it's an important detail to focus on. to dismiss them with the insulting nature to use as an american mercenary paid for a lot of the military hardware and transportation logistics and extra pay the troops received and also tends to focus on black-market schemes. but the truth behind it all his soldiers were f
lake ported. >> i think you need chain controls if you are going up to tahoe. >> tahoe winter storm warning it's heavy this morning. you need chains if you are heading up that way. they will get a break tuesday and wednesday and then heavy snow while we're getting the heavy rain for thursday. good morning. 5:17 on the dot and coming out crossing a wet golden gate bridge as you come into san francisco. let's take a look at live doppler 7-hd. best radar returns over in napa and solano, they are blue. let's focus in on the green which is normally some heavier rain or stronger radar returns. you see along mission boulevard, heading over to sunol grade and pleasanton and livermore is where we're seeing the best radar returns and also on 238 coming across hayward this morning. there is the latest update. you can see it heading over to calavares road and piedmont road. you can see those areas wet along with alum rock. steady rain through the morning hours and scattered, light showers during the afternoon hours. temperatures are very mild this morning. heading out it's coolest. concord, 52
'll go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange coming up next. >>> each port of oakland reporting 32° now frost in a lot of areas except san francisco where coolest temperature 37° forest hill area. sunshine, high clouds, low to mid 50s today. doppler across the state quiet now if you are heading north we had the black ice this morning, rain and higher elevation snow around eureka, crescent city and mount shasta during the afternoon. socal upper -- [ unintelligible ] see rather quiet now. today or tomorrow good -- sierra is quiet now if you can get there today or tomorrow good. >>> breaking news, we've just learned that robert bork has died, a legal scholar best known for being nominated to the supreme court by president reagan in 1987 that nomination failed. he's also known for his role in the saturday night massacre during the nixon administrator when he fired cox and the attorney general of the u.s. would not and resigned in protest robert bork was 84-years-old. >>> more on the school tragedy in connecticut, two hours from now, president obama is scheduled to hold a
going to be thatbuh:nt looking from our roof cam towards the port of oakland, beautiful. live doppler reinforce how dry the air is not even clouds, high clouds caught in upper parts of the atmosphere makes for a beautiful night, moon halo is fascinating to see the moonlight shining through those ice crystals. you should dress for the 30s everywhere except fremont 42, oakland 43. 40 in antioch. monterey bay frosty in gilroy, close salinas, watsonville and santa cruz, 39h4rbñ warm spot in monterey. this forecast cycle, mostly sunny, close to seasonal temperatures. frost the next couple of nights even away from the bay shoreline, we could have frost and extended dry period now upon us. temperatures close to seasonal within two degrees in concord and oakland, san francisco should be 57, san jose should be 60, five degrees shy of that. sunrise 7:25 will set 5:01, low to mid 50s today, mostly sunny, as you head to the monterey bay, low to mid 50s, mainly mid 50s inland, high clouds mixing with the sun from time to time. tonight 11:00, 34 to 44 in san francisco. mostly clear conditions from
was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland convention center is called city lift and only applies to nine city and alameda. >> we are going to provide 20,000-dollar grant to them. 0% rate as long as they stay in the home for five-years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i knew i couldn't afford that much as far as a down payment so i'm excited because it helps me out. >> one of the restrictions you must buy a home with in 60 days, the it runs today from ten to s
year contract agreement reached after 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. this is a video from the strike. the tentative agreement includes a cost-of-living raise over the next two years. if at a signing bonus for each employee. the two sides have been bargaining unsuccessfully since july 21st. >> the board of supervisors have postponed the vote on the sutter home hospital. the 555 bed hospital deal hit a roadblock. and both of the hot the project schedule for tomorrow. >> surveillance pictures coming in the two women pleas for looking for use in a stolen credit card from sausalito. >> the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 1st. there were last seen at the eastblithedale cd and store and on the chevron assets at the severinus on redwood frontage road. >> tomorrow council members will decide whether to allow patients to grow medical marijuana as outdoors in concord. in 2005 the city banned medical marijuana dispensaries, but the ordinance did not address outdoor cultivation. several california cities have alre
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
with the federal government to replace the shuttle? and could you comment on where the commercial space ports of the future will be located? >> well, for its of oracle manned spaceflight, there is a plan -- suborbital based -- manned spaceflight, making use any airport with a 12,000 foot runway. branson is considering doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a , there is one planned -- for ace baseboard -- a space port, there is one plant in dubai. -- 1 planned in dubai. there is not one state or affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what day space port would look like. -- what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as
this large tree this was port chicago highway and concord. that first picture was from orinda.. this was actually pretty serious. with a person trapped at a 7:15 right before through a bedroom ceiling. and it's the russian hill neighborhood. stanley roberts showed you this but neighborhood. stanley rober[ male announcer ] but steak and lobster is on the menu at sizzler. a fresh-cut tri tip sirloin served with a succulent lobster tail. just $16.99. sizzler. rainfall is having. ÑóÑó >> coming up at 5:30, the enormous storm whole and in internet security pioneer of avoiding police and internet security pioneer of avoiding police and policsofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. your season is here. let's just call it the baking t
. >>> workers are back on the job at shipping ports in los angeles and long beach. talks are moving once again after a tentative agreement last night in a labor dispute that disrupt it had busy container reports for more than a weekment ten terminals have reopened and workers are unloading more than a dozen ships at the docks or anchored nearby. the dispute started when clerical workers walked out. they say shippers were outsourcing jobs. the union dock workers refeuds cross picket license. >>> it's enough to make your skin crawl. bay area woman said bedbugs invaded her hotel room. >>> and apparently there are just not enough star bucks cafes in this world. the coffee lovers will be very happy to learn that is about to change. the expansion plan that's in the works . >>> it may seem like there's a starbucks pretty much on every corner and now there are about to be even more. starbucks says it plans to open up 1500 new cafes in the united states over the next five years and not just here in the united states. worldwide starbucks says it will have more than 20,000 stores by 2014, many of them in
's busiest port is back in business. this is after an eight-day strike. thousands of workers in los angeles and long beach headed back to the docks this morning. clerical workers walked off the job last week over outsourcing concerns. the union dock workers then refused to cross the picket lines. the strike ended last night with a tentative contract agreement. >> we're going to get service and cargo moved throughout this supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents >> it is estimated the strike cost the u.s. economy $1 billion a day. >>> all right, roberta gonzales. in for paul deanno, good to see you. >> always good to see you, dana and allen. [ laughter ] >> both of you. i think you guys just allowed me it come in to dry off for a couple of days here after a soaking week. boy, today did we have plenty of precipitation around the bay area. good evening, everyone. let's go ahead to berkeley where today, nearly 9/10ths of an inch of rain fell just today alone so people were out and about with their umbrellas and everybody has been asking, what does this mean for the
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